Ryan's Raise for Runs
Organized by: Michele Barron
EVENT DATE Aug 21, 2016
My name is Ryan Barron and I am 12 years old. For my upcoming Bar Mitzvah, I have been taught the responsibility of Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world. To do my part, I have decided to share my love of baseball, specifically the Orioles, with children who have never been to a game before. I am raising funds to take approximately 20 kids and their mentors to see the Orioles v. Astros on Sunday, August 21st.
The kids in the CHIP program (see more below) do not normally get to have this type of experience or opportunity. I will be raising the money for all of the game expenses, which includes tickets, food and drinks, and maybe Orioles gear (like a hat). The amount of money I need to raise is approximately $1,200. If you could donate, it would make these children and me very happy. I hope that the Orioles will score a lot of runs that game so that the game will be as fun and memorable for the kids as it is for me! We hope you can support me and my Mitzvah project!
Here is a little information about the CHIP Program...
Children Having Incarcerated Parents (CHIP) Mentoring Program provides a child of an incarcerated individual with a mentor from the local community to begin life-changing lessons with constant guidance for mentees. Some children have had to grow up too soon and CHIP mentors remind the child to enjoy and value their childhood and their life. Since 2009, CHIP mentors have worked to improve the self-confidence and social skills of the children who enter the program by fostering genuine and trusting personal relationships. CHIP mentors are role models, confidants and emotionally supportive advocates. CHIP would like to replace these children’s feelings of emptiness, shame, and abandonment with hope, kindness, and a peaceful return to childhood.